ILO/Sida Partnership on Employment Technical brief No. 1

Structural transformation for inclusive growth and productive employment

Drawing upon 10 country studies of labour markets, this brief examines the specificities of structural transformation in different country contexts, while also setting out a few issues and debates in relation to the topic. It concludes with a number of policy implications, common among them the need to place greater emphasis on ensuring that the movement of workers across sectors is accompanied by both quantitative and qualitative improvements in employment in order to ensure that structural transformation is inclusive.